Founded in 1992 by its current owner, Direct English is a medium-sized academy with 6 classrooms which sees itself as a serious language school with a big heart. Our students are very faithful and keep coming back year after year and we´re even beginning to receive the children of our first students.

Children start as early 4 years old and by the time they are 12 most are already able to converse in English. We also have classes for adults many of whom we prepare to take Cambridge exams. Recently , we have been adapting to the CV19 situation and teaching online. This coming academic year, we envisage some of our classes will be mixed face-to-face and online.

We have excellent qualified staff with an average of over 10 years´ experience who are always more than willing to give advice and support to teachers who are new to us. Regular staff meetings where methodology is discussed take place in the mornings. Our newer teachers find they progress quickly and enjoy being able to explore their own techniques in the classroom within a not excessively strict methodological framework.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have native speaker competence, have at least one year´s experience and will have preferably taught students for Cambridge exams (young learners and main suite).

The applicant will be Celta / Trinity CertTESOL qualified and will be able to get by in Spanish.

He or she will be a university graduate and aged over 23.

The candidate will have experience teaching face to face and online classes and should be willing to face the challenges brought about by Covid.

We expect our new teachers to be friendly to staff and students alike, to thoroughly prepare their lessons and to take a keen interest in their work. This leads to really enjoyable classes as we specialise in motivated students.

Conditions

Initial contract: Immediately until 22nd June 2021

Maximum 18 contact hours per week. Most teachers teach in the evenings with an earliest start time of 15.50 and latest finishing time 20.30 (19.30 on Fridays).
Holidays taken according to Cantabrian school calendar.

Gross monthly salary 1137€ for 18 hours.

Accommodation

Whether you decide to live in Torrelavega itself or in one of the numerous picturesque villages close to the city, we will help you to look for accommodation.